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not expect help from the parish priest. >> germany is in the process of completely remodeling its energy infrastructure. this has become necessary after parliament decided to phase out nuclear power. more than a quarter of germany's electricity now comes from renewable sources of energy like wind power, for example. the bulk of germany's eco friend the electricity is now generated in the country's wind parks on the northern coast. demand for electricity is highest in the south of germany, where industrial plants have to be kept running. the electricity generated by wind power then has to be transported from high up in the north are down to the south. different countries are connected by europe's electricity grid, and in the past, neighboring countries found it easy to coordinate who would use the grid at what time and how much capacity was required. that has changed. now if there is a strong wind on the german coast, this can create problems for germany's neighbors, such as the czech republic. >> the engineer in charge of the substation south of prague has problems, and they are getting
representatives from around the world have met in malaysia to discuss energy in southeast asia. the region needs a way to fuel its rapidly growing economy. about 300 government and corporate officials met in the capital and talked about the advantages and challenges of introducing nuclear power plants. malaysian and indonesian officials say power remains the main option for growing economies with high energy demands and say this is in spite of strong public opposition after the fukushima disaster. they both guarantee the safety of nuclear energy. the administration is working on transforming the energy policies. the trade minster said the country will export nuclear infrastructure after ensuring that it's safe. >> translator: japan has accumulated technology and human resources related to nuclear power. we would like the chance to put these to use. meeting partners's request and safety will be the major premises of this effort. we want to keep exporting our nuclear power infrastructure. >> japan has been promoting exports of the generation facilities even after the disaster in fukushima. the pre
the economy grow modestly. >> despite big increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, and oil, private consumption is up. that is the first reason. the second is that the german economy remained competitive last year despite a weaker environment, and that has given exports a boost. >> exports are the backbone of the german economy. they continued to grow last year, albeit at a slower rate. companies are proceeding with caution. they are cutting investment amid uncertainty about what the new year will hold, especially for the eurozone. in 2011, the german economy grew by 3%. that figure dropped to 0.7% last year. the economy even contracted in the final quarter. the government is poised to cut its own forecast for 2013 to just 0.5%. that is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the jobs market. the unemployment rate is expected to see just a small rise this year. >> for, let's cross over to a frankfurt -- to frankfurt. not necessarily the greatest news for those without a job, but there was good news for the german tax man. >> absolutely. the government has been able to reach its budg
. >> the coach has to be strong, passionate, and have the energy to enjoy every single game. >> the triple would be the perfect leaving president before the current coach hands over. >> despite the sweltering heat, it was a good day for the world's top seeds at the australian open. both serena williams and victoria made it in the third round. >> in the midst contest, -- german #1 also made it through. it is a moving story full of ups and downs and featuring an unsung hero of modern life. >> yes, it is the story of an escalator. the moving staircase is celebrating its birthday. the first one went into operation in new york 120 years ago. >> during the years, escalators have come a long way. >> as darkness falls, it becomes more than just a mode of transport -- it looks like a work of art. this escalated takes visitors into a museum, a former coal mined in western germany. it is an arrival in style. >> the color, this orange is not because it was thought up by the stardust architecture -- architect. it is made to symbolize the glow of smoldering steel. >> it is 58 meters long, 24 meters up, and ha
in talks over the country's nuclear program. >> the announcement by the international atomic energy agency follows two days of intense negotiations with tehran. inspectors are trying to get access to a military site, which is allegedly used to test components for nuclear weapons. iran, though, denies that and underscores its right to nuclear research for civilian purposes. in -- another meeting is scheduled for february. >> all right, some business news now, and the chinese economy has beaten expectations for the final quarter of 2012 after nearly two years of relatively tepid performance by the world's second-largest economic power. gross domestic product rose by 7.9% and 7.8% for the year as a whole. analysts say the outlook for china may be improving. chinese exports have continued to fall, but retail sales and industrial production have started to pick up. and germany's second biggest lender, commerzbank, could cut up to 6000 jobs according to a report. while there have been months of speculation over possible cuts, this latest story suggests 1910 positions in germany could go. the ban
of money. and we are running out of the energy to scrape it together every month. emma the president's new year speech from the prague castle, residents of the czech president out rage -- >> the president's new year speech. it took nearly half a second to mention the amnesty. one of every four prisoners in the czech republic walk free. 6000 people altogether. and several cases were dropped. among those released were the heads of the company that cheated him. the ex-convict see the outgoing president as a hero. >> it is very nice. i thank you, mr. president, for giving me this second chance. >> he had already served two years and had one more to go, but now he is home. many of his countrymen are not happy about it. the president's speech has been met with widespread disbelief and outrage. the prisons may have been overcrowded, but the foreign minister says this was hardly an acceptable way to relieve the situation. >> it could have been limited to petty criminals and for crimes that would not have been punished with a prison sentence in most european countries but with house arrest or commu
international law and contributed to a break down in the peace process. >>> foreign energy companies will deal with terrorism but a hostage crisis that left dozens of people from different countries dead is raising fears of new attacks on western infrastructure. 37 foreign nationals died in the operation his country carried out against islamic militants. they took hundreds of workers hostage. he stressed government forces moved in on the facility to demonstrate algeria will not give in to terrorism. a spokesperson for the militants told the french weekly paris match that group had achieved 90% of its goals. one of those goals was to take control of a heavily guarded complex with just 40 fighters. there were allegations the militants had some inside help. an algerian newspaper reported that security forces are questioning 11 workers. and algerian government officials have revealed former driver at the facility was among the attackers. he apparently provided the group with detailed information about the plant. the militants have pledged to continue their attacks unless france halts its military
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